Juan Ponce de León, El Adelantado, Discoverer of La Florida (16th century) (in English)

Commemorative edition of the V Centenary of the appointment of Juan Ponce de León as Adelantado de La Florida (1514-2014), by King Fernando El Católico.

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Commemorative edition of the V Centenary of the appointment of Juan Ponce de León as Adelantado de La Florida (1514-2014), by King Fernando El Católico.

Characteristics of the edition in English:
Faithful facsimile reproduction of the appointment (8 pages, folio), signed in Valladolid (Spain) on September 27, 1514, in which Fernando El Católico named him Adelantado de La Florida. Original custody in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville (Spain).
Facsimile on special and aged paper with artisan techniques, format 23.5 x 32.5 cm.
Limited edition to 1,514 copies for all the world, numbered and authenticated notarially.

Supplementary study book with the texts in English, the historical character and translated transcription of the document, by Mr. Juan Gil, Professor of Latin Philology and Academician of the Royal Spanish Academy. Preface by Mr. Miguel de La Quadra-Salcedo, de facto Ambassador of the Marca España.
Bound in paperback, format 23.8 x 32.6 cm. 66 pages in thick paper.

Both, facsimile of the original document and study book, together with the notarial certificate, are presented in a folder-book lined in green silk stamped in gold, format 25.2 x 35 x 2 cm.

Juan Ponce de León embodies the characteristic type of the Spanish conqueror. He went to the Indies with a will to stay, in the company of his wife and children, and not with the intention of returning to Spain enriched. He fought against the Indians when circumstances required it, but he also tried by all means to make a peaceful colonization in Puerto Rico, attracting the caciques with the affability of their treatment. He discovered a new and green land that he called Florida. His life was a constant struggle, a continuous to survive in travel, people, fight, attend to the future of their children and defend their rights before the Crown, without ever having a moment of respite. But, like all the conquerors, luck was elusive in the last and decisive moment.

Adelantado:
Formerly, military chief and politician of a border province, and in times of peace, president or greater justice of the determined kingdom, province or district, and captain general in times of war.

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